Short game work paying off for Conor Deegan

Conor Deegan (right) with Downpatrick GC professional Robbie Hutton

Conor Deegan (right) with Downpatrick GC professional Robbie Hutton

Conor Deegan is best known as a double All-Ireland winner with Down but he’s ripping up the record books at St Patrick’s GC (Downpatrick) these days.

Deegan has pushed his handicap out to + 5.3 in recent weeks on the back of some stunning low-scores. To put that into some type of context, the reigning Irish Amateur champion, Colm Campbell, reached a career low of +4.2.

The 46-year-old, who was part of the Castle team that won the Senior Cup in 2012, has reeled off recent rounds of 64, 62, 61 and a course record equalling round of 60 at Downpatrick GC.

The former All-Star birdied 11 holes, dropped two shots and still just missed out on a magical 59 when his 25 foot putt on the last came up a couple of inches short.

Conor has been working hard in recent months with Downpatrick professional, Robbie Hutton, paying particular attention to his wedge play.

Deegan stated; “Robbie has a great eye for that part of the game. He also fitted me with a new driver shaft which has also helped. He’s freed up my swing – I’m just trying to play golf and make birdies.”

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